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They Took Away My Innocence

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They Took Away My Innocence

They took away my innocence—
A child, but merely two years old.
My soul left with ambivalence;
I hate myself as I grow old.

A child, but merely two years old—
Abandoned, glossed over, abused.
I hate myself as I grow old;
Completely left confused and used.

Abandoned, glossed over, abused—
Why would a person hurt a child?
Completely left confused and used—
Naïf, so trusting, meek, and mild.

Why would a person hurt a child?
My soul left with ambivalence—
Naïf, so trusting, meek, and mild.
They took away my innocence.

	


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  1. Date: 8/9/2012 12:56:00 PM
    The world is full of bullies, eh? Sociopaths. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 11:35:00 PM
    This is deep... I love it <3 Sincerely, Amature Poet *.*

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 11:06:00 PM
    This is so sad. Remember, whoever they are, you dont need them.

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 9:13:00 PM
    ALVN, Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Take care. *Luv* PD

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 9:13:00 PM
    ALVN, Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Take care. *Luv* PD

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 1:51:00 PM
    This is as simple and true as it gets. And it hit home with me~ Thank u for the beautiful poem!

  1. Date: 7/8/2011 7:42:00 AM
    They Took Away My Innocence, it's touching and reminds me of my poem; My Song of Painful Plea, and so it's true when I say some pains are like names, and this world have big packages of pain and sorrows. A lovely write, Alvin.

  1. Date: 3/15/2011 2:51:00 PM
    I see from comments below that this one got featured. Super cool for you. It's a heartfelt poem. You must have a ton of poems, Alvin. I hope you will get a bunch of poems up for us to see!

  1. Date: 6/19/2009 12:03:00 PM
    (!)Im kind of In shock.. This is very Deep And Touched

  1. Date: 7/31/2008 8:15:00 PM
    I wish I could answer your questions, Alvin. I too wonder how such things can happen. May your poetry help you ease your pain. God Bless, Cile

  1. Date: 7/31/2008 2:18:00 AM
    So sad, so tragic how anyone could harm a child. Congratulations on your featured write!! Peace Fathima

  1. Date: 7/30/2008 4:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Alvin. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/28/2008 6:44:00 AM
    I see this too often. Congratulations on your poem being featured. No child deserves this. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 7/28/2008 6:27:00 AM
    So disturbing and so sorry for what you've been through. Powerful write. Congratulations on being featured and good luck to you. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 7/28/2008 6:25:00 AM
    a song sad to say many sing, a bit of advice don't let it cost you every thing.keep on writing on

  1. Date: 7/27/2008 8:23:00 PM
    This poem covers a question that I doubt could be answered - It is a tragic thing when a child is hurt especially when the hurt is emotional and caused by an adult - congrats on being featured